Drake Bell says a Drake & Josh reboot is in the works: 'We have a great idea'
Drake and Josh
It’s taken some time to realize (realign?), but Drake & Josh may be headed back to TV.
At Thursday’s iHeart Radio Music Awards, Drake Bell teased that a reboot of the Nickelodeon sitcom is in the works, and will feature himself and costar Josh Peck.
“We’re working on something,” the musician and actor said. “I’m excited. I think we have a great idea.”
According to PEOPLE, which first reported the news, Bell and Peck are “in talks with several networks” about the project, which a source said will “be more adult and really funny.”
“[The show] is going to be way more creative, way cooler than just, you know, the college years or something like that,” Bell continued. “We knew that if we were ever going to come back, it’s got to be something cool. I’m excited to see what the fans think.”
Drake & Josh followed Bell and Peck as stepbrothers with clashing personalities as they tried to navigate their new life together, with many comedic misadventures along the way. The show aired on Nickelodeon from 2004 to 2007 and proved popular among viewers, making stars out of its leads and Miranda Cosgrove, who played the pair’s mischievous younger sister, Megan.
The duo had a brief falling out when Bell was not invited to Peck’s wedding in 2017, but quickly made up afterward. Bell said he was eager to work with his costar again: “We’ve known each other for so long, and it really is once in a lifetime in this industry that you get to work with somebody and it clicks like that. He’s just got an amazing comedic wit and incredible timing, and he’s really smart and we really get along.”
Further details about the potential revival, including whether Cosgrove would be involved, are unclear at the moment. But what would a Drake & Josh revival be without an utterance of “Megan!”?